Summer fruit with honey almond sauce

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I am sitting out at the little table in our back garden, under the dappled light of a butterfly bush. I can hear seagulls cawing to each other from the chimney tops. The sound of a bus shifting gears. There is the faint smell of cigarette smoke coming in off the street. It occurred to [...]

Mincemeat

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My fingertips smell of cloves and orange peel.  I’ve been making mincemeat.  Dried fruit, brandy, apples and spice. I mixed everything together in a ceramic bowl and then packed the mixture away into little glass jars that will be opened successively throughout the month, for mince pies and other such things. I set the jars on [...]

Chocolate avocado love tart

I can hear the howling of coyotes coming from somewhere out in the darkness. It’s an eerie sound, one that makes you draw your sweater tighter around you and go and double-check the doors to make sure they are locked. But once I get over the initial hair-raising reaction and stop to listen, I think its sort [...]